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Charlestown Navy Yard

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Established in 1800 as one of the country's original naval maintenance centers, the Navy Yard is now the home of the USS Constitution.
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First Ave., Boston, MA
+1 617-242-5601
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This may be a little further away for some people but taking the time to go through the National Park is worth the time and distance, if you are on the Freedom Trail it is on the way. The history and preservation of the USS...More

Thank JJ S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in this area of Boston there are a few navy vessels to see not as impressive as Pearl Harbor but well worth a wander around and soak up some military might.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We blundered by going on a Monday when the USS Constitution is closed. Then it rained and they closed USS Cassin Young "due to safety reasons"--so if it's wet go on another day!! The dry dock, though, is very impressive

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toured the WWII destroyer and the museums within the Navy Yard, definitely worth a visit.Also loved the views of the harbour and of Boston across the James River.

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend going to their museum before boarding the USS Constitution. It gives you a lot of background about the history of the ship. There are some interactive exhibits as well to keep children interested and involved.

Thank Kristi N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandfather was stationed on the USS Melvin DD 680 Fletcher Class Destroyer in WWII, so my son and I decided to tour its "brother" docked in the Navy yard. Interesting tour relegated to the main deck and upper rooms. Knowledgeable volunteers on board to...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution is world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat! It has an active navy crew and still sails! Incredible.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to learn about the history of the navy yard, and the ships that were built here, including World War II effort.

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Got to ride on Old Iron Sides for the Turn around on July 4. You have to win a lottery or know someone to get tickets for this but it's a great experience. Other wise you can visit the ships for free and pay for...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

The USS Constellation and the USS Cassin Young provide a view of two ships (a frigate and a destroyer) that were launched almost a century apart and how naval warfare changed during the period of their respective operational lives. The museums provide more insight. This...More

Thank Tony S
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Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight
lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit.
Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge
from the North End or take the scenic water locks to
Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll
down cute Main street, wandering up the windy
residential streets to Monument Square, where you can
learn about the city’s history along with a great view
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Chris F
March 11, 2018|
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Response from schmidtmg | Reviewed this property |
about 500 to 600 yards